Sony NW-A1000 MP3 player

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Gadget of the Week

Sony NW-A1000 personal music player



Excellent build quality

Large high quality OLED (Organic LED) display

6GB capacity in a relatively small unit

Excellent battery life, although well short of the 20 hours quoted by Sony

Good value for money

Stands out from the iPod crowd



Sonys Connect software is awful. Apples iTunes is superior.

No colour screen for photo or video playback

Some may find the iPods controls more intuitive

Far fewer third part accessories available than for iPods


Price: Can be found online for as little as £109 inc. VAT


Star Rating: 8.0 Stars  Poor software stops this otherwise excellent player from being an outright iPod beater.